Whitehaven Skip Hire

There are many reasons why you could find that you need to hire a skip. Some people need a skip because they want to neaten up an overgrown garden. Other people could be in the middle of building work and need to dispose of the soil and stone left behind. You may be contemplating ordering a skip to reduce the junk that has accumulated within your loft throughout the years.

Whatever the reason may be, if you are interested in a reliable Whitehaven skip hire service, then your search is over.

We provide a cost-effective and reputable solution to both residential and commercial customers across Whitehaven. Our skip hire service includes various sizes to tackle all waste disposal needs. When you don’t want a lot of space, the mini skip might be the perfect solution for you. Likewise, if you feel that your project could be on the larger side, you might need to consider our 6 or 8 cubic yard builders skips.

Our services are available across the Whitehaven area, and we work together with both residential and industrial customers. Using our easy online ordering platform, you can have your skip ordered within only a couple of clicks.

To get going, enter your delivery postcode to see the range of sizes available and the cost to hire a skip in Whitehaven.

Whitehaven Skip Hire FAQs

Is it ok to load the skip higher than the level load line?

It is important never to overfill a skip, as you risk being required to remove excessive waste prior to it being collected. Irrespective of what size you hire, you are only permitted to load them to a level load. This is a safety requirement, as moving an overloaded skip is hazardous, as objects could fall and result in personal injury or damage to others.

To prevent this problem, please make sure you hire a skip size suitable for your waste removal requirements. If your skip is full and you have more waste to get rid of, we are happy to arrange an exchange.

Am I able to put electronic items in my skip?

No, you can not dispose of old or unwanted electronic waste items in your skip. This can include such things as laptops or computers, hobs, tumble dryers, freezers and tv sets. Electrical objects can’t be disposed of in the skip since they can include hazardous materials and components.

As a result of the 2003 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations, old electrical items cannot be sent to landfill and should be reused or recycled.

What can I put in my skip?

It is possible to fill your skip with a wide array of different waste types that are commonly generated from loft clearances, building projects, garden landscaping and many other jobs. This may include wood, soil, concrete, hedge trimmings, furniture, clothing, cabinets or outdated bathroom fittings.

What you put in the skip would depend on which size you have ordered, because there is a weight limit. For example, when you will be using your skip for heavy construction waste like stone or top soil, the largest size you would be able to get is an 8 cubic yard builders skip.

Some materials should not be disposed of in a skip. This can include refrigerators, computer monitors, tyres, asbestos, paint, plasterboard and chemicals. These materials will be classed as hazardous waste and therefore have to be disposed of separately.

How much does skip hire in Whitehaven cost?

The cost of getting a skip in Whitehaven is determined by the size of skip you require. The lowest priced skip available will be the 2 cubic yard mini skip, which is perfect for small DIY jobs and clearances. If you want a bigger skip, such as an 8 cubic yard builder’s skip, it will naturally cost more. The charge will also be more if you need to have the skip placed on the road, because you will need a skip permit, which the local authority charge a fee for.

Do I require approval to have a skip delivered on the street in Whitehaven?

This depends on where the skip is going to be positioned. You will only need a skip permit when it is positioned on public property, such as a road, pavement or grass verge. You will not need to have a permit when your skip will be on your private property, like a drive or inside your business premises.

If you do have to get a permit, we will organise this for you as part of the service. Simply let us know as part of the order process, so we can make the necessary arrangements with the local council. They will charge a fee for this, so if you can locate your skip on private land, it will save you some money.

Will a skip hire company from Whitehaven deliver my skip?

We use a network of both regional and national skip hire companies to supply skips to our clients in Whitehaven and the rest of the UK. Every one of our partner firms are verified and tested to ensure they satisfy our standards for price, customer service, recycling rates and reliability.

Do you deliver to other areas in Cumbria?

Certainly. We deliver skips to cities, towns and villages across the UK. By utilising a network of verified waste management providers, we can provide skips to both residential and industrial customers across Cumbria and anywhere else in the UK.

When will the skip be delivered to me?

We will ask you to confirm when you need your skip to be delivered during the online order process, and we’ll make sure that it’s with you on the date that you have requested. Most of our deliveries are made between Monday and Saturday.

When you confirm your order prior to 3pm on Monday to Friday, we can normally have your skip delivered to you the following day.

Although we cannot promise what time we will arrive, we endeavour to provide you with an AM or PM delivery slot to manage your day more easily.

All we ask is that you make sure the delivery lorry can access your required delivery area, as failed delivery attempts can result in a fee for the wasted trip.

What is a roll-on roll-off skip?

Roll-on roll-off (RORO) containers are big commercial scale skips used predominantly in the commercial sector. They are available in 20-40 cubic yards, which makes them perfect for businesses that produce large amounts of waste.

Do I need to stay in when the skip is going to be delivered?

You don’t really need to be at your property when your skip is going to be delivered, however it does help. Being in when the skip is being delivered means you can ensure the delivery driver can be given full access and that the skip can be positioned exactly where you want it. Likewise, if your skip is being delivered to your business premises, we will appreciate your help during the time of delivery, particularly if gates will restrict the lorry’s entry.

Even so, for those who can’t be around for delivery, there is no need to worry. We just ask that you let us know when you book your order, and then we will organise everything from there.

Is it possible to have a skip with a drop down door?

Generally, nearly all skips can be supplied with a drop down door, dependant upon size, availability and location. If you want a drop door, please let us know when ordering your skip.

Ordering a skip with a drop door is primarily useful if choosing a big builder’s skip, since it enables you to wheelbarrow rubbish into the skip. This is not as important for mini skips, as they are small enough at the edges for you to be able to tip waste over the edge.

How long am I able to keep a skip for?

The fee for hiring a skip will usually have a hire period of up to 14 days. Usually, this will give you plenty of time to fill up the skip. However, if you need a little more time, let us know, and we will see what we can do.

Needless to say, in the event you finish with the skip sooner, we are happy to arrange a collection. Just let us know once you have finished, and we will arrange to send out one of our lorry drivers to pick up the skip as soon as possible.

What size is the mini skip?

If you have a small amount of rubbish to dispose of, the mini skip may be the best option. What size is known as a mini skip differs from company to company, according to what sizes they supply.

The most common size for the mini skip is 2 cubic yards. However, some firms opt to have a 3 cubic yard skip as their smallest option. The price is dependent on the particular size you hire, rather than the term “mini skip”.

Mini skips are fantastic for domestic tasks including modest DIY projects and garden tidy ups. If you would like it put on your driveway and want space to park your car, the mini skip’s small footprint makes them the best choice.

How do I order a skip?

We have built our online booking process with speed and simplicity in mind. The first step is to type in your delivery postcode to check out all the different skip sizes we can provide in Whitehaven. Select the best size to meet your requirements and provide the details of when and where you need the skip to be delivered. Then you can make payment through the secure payment system, and we will send an email to verify the transaction once your order is complete!

What will happen to the waste when the skip is collected?

Once your skip is full and prepared for collection, it will be taken to a nearby waste transfer station to be processed. The waste will be sorted into the various waste materials, like timber, cardboard, plastics, etc. This makes sure that the maximum amount of the rubbish as possible will be recycled, which is much better for the environment.

How much waste can I get in a builder’s skip?

As the name suggests, a builder’s skip means the size of skip most frequently hired for construction jobs. There are typically two sizes which can be classed as being a builder’s skip – the 6 yard and 8 cubic yard skip. These are both heavy-duty skips which can be used to dispose of significant amounts of construction and demolition materials, like garden soil, rubble and bricks.

Although labelled a builders skip, these can of course be used for many other residential and business waste disposal tasks.

What are the different skip sizes to choose from?

We offer a complete selection of skip capacities to domestic and commercial clients throughout the UK. We have a skip to match all needs – from the modest 2 cubic yard mini skip to the massive 40 cubic yard roll-on roll-off container.

Here are the various sized skips you can choose from, with a rough guide to the amount of waste each skip is capable of holding:

  • 2 Cubic Yard – 20-30 bin bags
  • 4 Cubic Yard – 30-40 bin bags
  • 6 Cubic Yard – 50-60 bin bags
  • 8 Cubic Yard – 60-80 bin bags
  • 10 Cubic Yard – 80-100 bin bags
  • 12 Cubic Yard – 100-120 bin bags
  • 14 Cubic Yard – 120-140 bin bags
  • 16 Cubic Yard – 140-160 bin bags

For further information about our choice of skips, such as dimensions plus the waste materials they can be used for, have a look at our guide to skip sizes.

Other areas covered include Windermere, Kendal, Penrith, Grange-over-Sands, Alston, Millom, Keswick and Appleby-in-Westmorland.

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